Whether you offer baby the breast or a bottle, we’ll help you past the feeding and nursing roadblocks. Learn how to breastfeed by trying four popular breastfeeding positions (cradle, cross-cradle, side-lying, and football) to find the best one for you and baby. For moms who are bottlefeeding, get basic tips on how to choose a formula and other ways to position your newborn.
Few moms think breastfeeding will come naturally — and they get put to the test in those first days and weeks. “It’s supposed to be the most beautiful time in your life, yet you’re full of insecurities, not knowing if you’re doing it right,” says Irene Zoppi, RN, a certified lactation consultant outside Boston and a clinical education specialist with Medela. Moms who choose the bottle have questions too. But relax — feeding your baby is a process you’ll soon master. In time, you’ll both fall into a rhythm.